Spillane, James P., "How Districts Mediate between State Policy and Teachers' Practice," pp. 167-185 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,1994.


Gives the experience of one local district's response to a new state reading policy.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Case Study

Narrow Topic

Local Control of Schooling, Reading, Teacher Knowledge


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